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Syria & Iran swap prisoners
Syrian rebels swapped Iranian prisoners for their own.
Syrian rebel groups have freed 48 Iranians captured over recent months in the country in exchange for prisoners held by Syrian security services, Iran's state-run Press TV said on Wednesday.
The report - which has not been confirmed - did not specify the number of prisoners released by the Syrian government but said they included Turks.
The Iranians were captured in Damascus in August by rebel groups who alleged they were members of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Tehran denied this, saying they were Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims visiting a shrine in Syria.
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